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Pope, message to Seminarians;Open Your Souls to the Light of the Lord

Bob Jones papist
"We have to be saints so as not to create a contradiction between the sign that we are and the reality that we wish to signify. " How should you behave during these years of preparation? First of …More
"We have to be saints so as not to create a contradiction between the sign that we are and the reality that we wish to signify. "
How should you behave during these years of preparation? First of all, they should be years of interior silence, of unceasing prayer, of constant study and of gradual insertion into the pastoral activity and structures of the Church. A Church which is community and institution, family and mission, the creation of Christ through his Holy Spirit, as well as the result of those of us who shape it through our holiness and our sins. God, who does not hesitate to make of the poor and of sinners his friends and instruments for the redemption of the human race, willed it so. The holiness of the Church is above all the objective holiness of the very person of Christ, of his Gospel and his sacraments, the holiness of that power from on high which enlivens and impels it. We have to be saints so as not to create a contradiction between the sign that we are and the reality that we wish to signify.